Recommissioning of support services for carers

Recommissioning of support services for carers

Information on the recommissioning of support services for carers, including consultation plans.

We plan to recommission the services that support carers. This is so we can make sure we fund the right support services for carers now and in the future. 

Our draft commissioning plan (pdf, 439KB) (opens new window) explains how we’re reviewing the carers support services that are currently available, including what they provide and how. 

We’ll update the carers strategy in 2020.

To help us do this, we’re running a consultation and an engagement event so we can hear as many peoples’ views as possible. We’re also working with:

  • carers 
  • NHS organisations
  • services that support carers

Tell us what you think 


We’re running a consultation to ask for views on the:

  • commissioning plan 
  • carers strategy

The consultation will run until 24 December 2019.

Give us your views on our consultation website.

Provider Event for Carer Organisations

Following the previous meeting on 28 November 2019, a second event for Carer Organisations will take place on January 21 2020. This event will cover Social Value, Top Tips, and information about Collaboration Arrangements.

Tuesday 21 January 2020
1.30pm to 4pm
Lord Mayor's Office, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
See the location on Google Maps

To attend, register for this event on Eventbrite

Existing contracts for carers support services

Existing contracts for carers support services have been extended until 30 June 2020. This was agreed by Cabinet on 10 June 2019. This is to make there’s enough time to update the carers strategy before we recommission the services.

Support services for carers will still be provided during the recommissioning process.

Indicative timeline

  • Winter 2019: consultation and engagement event
  • 2020: update to carers strategy
  • Spring 2020: tender process for organisations to apply to provide carer support services

 We’ll update the timeline after the current consultation.